Have you ever failed a test?

Day 72/80 Can you believe I’m NOT where I want to be on this journey? ❌

I woke up today and I could just FEEL something was going to happen. Because I had been putting something off. I was living in FEAR.

My blood sugars had been STELLAR. So much, in fact, that I thought I could stop testing my blood sugars and even put off testing my #a1c (diabetic report card) for 6 months.

I was afraid to check my blood sugars because I was afraid to know if they had gone up.

I got my report card back and for the first time in years, my A1C was out of range. I had failed my test.

It felt like a punch to my gut. I have been eating healthy, working out and doing everything I needed to be doing. Why was this happening?

But our bodies CHANGE. We don’t always know why. And that’s okay.

For a split second there I wanted to blame the test, blame my body, blame MYSELF. Maybe I could have done better. Maybe I could have done more.

But the last thing my body or yours needs is more unhealthy stress on it. Instead, I am choosing to focus on the POSITIVES.

1️⃣ Thank goodness I tested when I did! Now I know there is a problem!

2️⃣ I’m so grateful for the tools I have! Shakeology, my workouts, my eating plan which I can customize to help me reach my goal of a normal A1C again.

3️⃣I’ve reached normal levels before, I can do it AGAIN.

4️⃣ I have a great doctor who supports how I take control of my health.

5️⃣ This is a great opportunity to show others struggling with high blood sugars that they can get theirs under control too!

Now that I’m seeing clearly again, my WHY is front and centre:

I am here to help myself and help others with chronic medical conditions find the tools they need to meet their health goals for themselves but also for their families.

I have seen with my own two eyes what not ignoring the “dirt” or medical problems you have can do to your life and the lives of your family members.

I may have been afraid to see it before, but I’m ready to face it NOW.

It’s time to clean up the house I call MY BODY.

I am READY. Are you?

If you or a family member of yours wants more information on how to be connected to the tools I will be using to get my diabetes back under control, I’m a message away.

💌corinneahansen@gmail.com

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Lose Some Back, Gain Some Back

Okay so I’m going to be one of those ladies that shamelessly shows off their HARD WORK.

Because that is what this is: hard work, fun times and strong lady vibes 💪

My problem area (in my mind) has ALWAYS been my back.

Not just the extra padding that hung out there for YEARS no matter what I tried to do to melt it away, but the pain I felt in it after the two rear ender car accidents I was in.

So I’m pretty HAPPY 😆 with the progress I’ve made in the 69 days of this program.

No more back pain or extra back folds. Okay so maybe my backside has more padding to it now, but it is EXACTLY WHERE I WANT IT TO BE. 🍑🍑🍑

If you’re interested in some back pain elimination and BOOTY GAINZ (yup, just called them that too), I’m starting my next 80 Day Challenge on April 23rd!

Send me an email to reserve your spot in my next group.

(Pssst.. there’s $25 off when you sign up for the complete package. Thought I should mention that because I LOVE deals!)

💌corinneahansen@gmail.com

Friendship is Magic

I’ve been watching a lot of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic these days. If you have been watching my IG stories then you know. 😂🦄

But it hasn’t been JUST another cartoon to watch, it has been full of lessons in the MAGIC of friendship not only for a Narra but for ME.

The 6 Elements of Harmony and Friendship:

🦋Kindness

💎Generosity

🎈Laughter

🍎Honesty

🌈Loyalty

✨Magic

The show reminds me of so many of my own friendships. Friendships where our DIFFERENCES never get in the way of our love for one another, but only make our friendships even STRONGER.

There are two friends in particular that have become more like FAMILY to me.

@amie.chiang

@coachelulu

Believe it or not, we don’t always agree. But we can see each other’s differences of opinion and lovingly respect and support it. We also aren’t afraid to call each other out in a loving way.

Because of my past friendships that fell apart earlier this year, I admitted to both of them that I was scared of losing them.

But Amie reminded me, “Friends will come and go. But we are not just your friends. We are your family.”

And she is right.

Who else wakes up with you at 5am everyday for 67 days to workout in video chat with you? 😉

You would really have to love someone to do that. You would have to love them like you would FAMILY. 🦋🌟🌷

Thank you to @coachelulu and @amie.chiang for reminding me that no matter WHAT happens, I will get through it, I am loved, I am strong and I will never be alone.

Team Unity is STRONG and getting STRONGER.

The best is yet to come for us and for YOU.

I invite you to join us to start your fitness journey, find FRIENDSHIP so that one day we might call each other FAMILY.

💌corinneahansen@gmail.com

Are you following me on IG? Make sure to add me:

@foryourselffitness

See you there!

I’m a Survivor

Why are you STILL doing this?

I’ve had people I love ask me. Heck, I’ve even asked myself.

I think most of my friends and family thought I’d stick with this diet and exercise thing for a month or two, never mind 3 years.

I never looked for coaching. Coaching found me.

I just wanted to TRY being a better me. A better mom. A mom who wanted to get strong again to be able to go back to work as a special education assistant and then realize I needed to be at home with my daughter. Coaching gave me that opportunity to be at home. I never asked for it but it gave that to me.

I also never intended to reverse my diabetes. That happened “by accident” too. I just kept going with my new lifestyle and I was surprised again.

I also never thought I needed more friends. But I received those too. BEST ONES even. A bestest best one, too.

Healing is something I never knew coaching could give me but it presented me with that gift.

Healing from my back and knee pain from my two car accidents. Healing from my anxiety and depression. Healing my relationships with my family and giving me communication skills to resolve even the heaviest conversations in my marriage.

But the BEST and most UNEXPECTED surprise it has given me to date: the strength, power and healing to overcome my childhood sexual abuse. Especially when issues resurfaced after becoming a mom. Coaching gave me the courage to reach out for help and finally conquer it once and for all.

So yes, I’m STILL doing this. And you know what, I ALWAYS WILL.

Because coaching has been more than pounds and inches lost or muscle and definition gained.

It has given me my LIFE back 10 times over in so many more ways than I have shared before but am ready to share NOW.

Remember, these things have a way of finding YOU. It’s both exciting and scary to know you are EXACTLY where you are supposed to be.

Do you know if YOU are?

If you’re not so sure, I’d love a chance to show you how I found mine. ❤️

💌corinneahansen@gmail.com

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

The weather has been GETTING TO ME!! 😅

As much as I LOVE fall, the transition of weather has me all sorts of confuzzled (is that a word?? Now it is!). Season Affective Disorder (SAD) is alive and well! But I’m refusing to make it part of my story.

I choose to see love instead of this.

Narra and I managed to make it out to Strongstart (a FREE parent participation preschool program) despite the rain this morning. I was all sorts of proud of our determination to get our bodies moving. We played in the gym, had story time and then got crafty AF and made these cool Halloween crafts 🎃

Narra, who doesn’t typically enjoy “arts and craps” liked these ones! Bonus Points because I didn’t have to prep or clean up the art table 🙌😆

After lunch and TV, Narra and I decided we should do some baking. I looked to my trusted favourite recipe blog for inspiration and found the recipe for these HEALTHY PUMPKIN COOKIES!

Narra was stoked she got to crack an egg and then volunteered happily to put the pecans on top. Such a good fine motor and eye-hand coordination activity!

Omg, they are BOMB!! And the best of all, a serving is TWO COOKIES!!!

None of that ONE cookie BS. Lol.

I’m feeling pretty proud today AND accomplished.

When you have anxiety, big outings and projects like this can be hard to start and FINISH.

So I’m feeling accomplished!!!

Oh and I forgot to mention… I also feel awesome because I got to workout!!! 😍

Major modifications because of the ankle soreness but it’s DONE!! ✅

Yayyyyyy!!!

Proof that you can have anxiety and get Sh!T donnne!!!!

It’s time for me to get dinner started (anyone else having Taco Tuesday today??) but before I sign off, I just want to invite EVERYONE to my next online accountability group!!

It’s all about the FAMILY!!!

Register for the group by RSVPing Going to the Fit for Fall Family Challenge Facebook event and I will set you up with everything you need to get started!!!

We’ll be keeping each other accountable for our physical and mental health while making some tasty treats like these pumpkin cookies!!! 😍 Fun for the whole family!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Corinneahansen@gmail.com

The Gains

I’ve been 165lbs many times in my life.

A 165 that was single and starving.

A 165 that was married and idle.

A 165 that was pregnant and stressed.

A 165 that was postpartum and confused like the picture on the left.

A 165 that was gorging on munchies to avoid facing the pain of struggle.

But I think I like the 165 on the right. THIS 165 is my favourite. ❤️

It’s physically strong and mentally resilient.

It carries flats of groceries from Costco and a 30 pound backpack and toddler with ease. It handles career changes and difficult life transitions, not always with ease but with definite PASSION and PERSISTENCE.

It can handle anything that comes it’s way.

I love this 165 for all it is and all that it will be but what I love MOST about this 165 is that it doesn’t CARE what number it is.

It doesn’t let it’s number DEFINE it.

It’s a body. A body that is FINALLY loved for every stretch mark and muscle, extra skin and healthy imperfection it has.

It’s a model of self-love and #selfcare that is focused on GAINING skills to better itself and EMPOWER OTHERS to do the SAME.

My next accountability group starts on October 30th and I want to help as many women work on GAINING everything I have on this journey and what I continue to gain.

Send me an email with the subject GAINS to reserve a limited spot in the group. 💕 Let’s make it about the GAINS together!

Corinneahansen@gmail.com

Strength through SUPPORT

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” -Brenè Brown

You know when you find a quote that jumps at you, one that just STICKS? And then you find yourself finding it over and over and over again?

It’s everywhere you look. It’s in your books, it’s on the TV, it’s in the songs you listen to and the cover of the magazine in line to checkout of the drugstore. It’s even in the Paw Patrol colouring book your kid was throwing around the room earlier that day.

You see it and then you don’t. Or maybe you do but you’re not ready to receive the message.

But then you open your eyes again and then you DO. You’re ready and willing and able to RECEIVE.

I tell everyone that they don’t have to go at it alone. That it’s okay to need help. And in the beginning, when I was a new mom, I RELUCTANTLY allowed myself to need help. It felt unnatural and quite frankly, I felt WEAK.

It was ME. I was always the one who helped others. I was the one who solved everyone’s problems. So seeking help wasn’t in my MO. The truth is, I really didn’t understand HOW to do it and not feel worthless.

And then I became a Coach. And I felt AMAZING for a long time. But somehow along the way, I decided because I was now a Coach, it meant I was EXEMPT from asking for help.

When in reality, the Coaching philosophy implores you to seek out SOLUTIONS, to LEARN and GROW. It reminds you EVERYDAY to make mistakes and that it’s OK to not know everything. It reminds you to LEAN ON OTHERS when you don’t know the answers.

Our Team’s mission, MY mission, has always been to find STRENGTH through SELF-CARE and.. SUPPORT.

Support. The biggest piece of the puzzle here. The one that connects self-care to me and YOU. Support makes it possible for us to KEEP GOING. It’s what helps us see we aren’t alone in our everyday struggle or our successes. It’s the supportive and loving voices who tell you that you ARE your best self today, even if all you did today was show up and breathe.

It’s the cheers you get for non-scale victories like fitting into that pair of jeans you’ve kept from high school or non-fitness related activities like cleaning out the clothing you no longer need or want.

It’s what gives us a purpose greater than ourselves and our family. It’s UNCONDITIONAL love and support from a COMMUNITY. One that I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of.

One that, even though I find myself a LEADER of, one that I am realizing I don’t always need to solve problems for.

Sometimes just being there is ENOUGH. Sometimes being a part of the group and giving what you can, just so others aren’t alone, just so YOU aren’t alone, is enough to make a world of difference.

The jig is up. 😉 I don’t know all the answers. So I can’t give them to you. I am sometimes weak and I am also many kind of imperfect.

But I do have one thing I am sure of…

And that’s that I will be there beside you when you reach out for help. I won’t have all the answers nor will I be there to solve all your problems. It won’t serve you or I.

Instead, I will empower you to find what you NEED. I will coach you to see that you are WORTHY of what you want. I will be there to connect you to the tools that I find are working for me and so many others with our physical and mental health, that they might help you too.

And I WILL be there to tell you that you will kick all sorts of ass in this lifetime and the next.

Because you are STRONG.

Strong enough to reach out for support. And strong enough to TAKE IT.

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